Usein Rіzaiovych Bekirov is a pianist, keyboardist, violinist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. A graduate of the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, he experiments mainly with jazz fusion, funk, and ethno-jazz styles. His original compositions are strongly influenced by Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian, Azerbaijani and Balkan folk music. In the early 90s, Bekirov’s family returned from Fergana, Uzbekistan to their homeland in Crimea, Ukraine.
In 1997 Bekirov started performing with many established jazz musicians and participated in several international jazz festivals, demonstrating his ability to work with a variety of musicians and bands. In 2016 Bekirov released his debut album, taterrium. In 2019 Bekirov recorded his second album, Inspiration, in which compiles a concert for piano with orchestra, 10 miniatures for a symphonic orchestra, and 10 jazz etudes for piano, alongside the many jazz compositions in it.
Usein Bekirov is one of few artists endorsing KORG synthesisers in Ukraine. He studies at the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy in the Faculty of Composition and is a postgraduate student of the National Academy of Сulture and Arts Management in Kyiv.
International experience and international collaboration:
European jazz festivals:
- HanseStadtFest, Frankfurt, Germany
- Krakov Jazz, Poland
- Jazz na Odra, Poland
Jazz festivals in Ukraine:
- Alfa Jazz Fest
- Chernihiv Jazz Open
- Jazz Bez
- Kyiv Open Air
- Jazz Kolo
- Koktebel Jazz Fest